Moral Complexity—and Dragons!— How ‘Game of Thrones’ Can Teach You To Be a Better Person


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The eighth and final season of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ begins next month on April 14th.

The show’s popularity has had an impact t at colleges and universities, where courses in medieval studies have increased since it began airing.

Closer to home at Detroit’s Wayne State University, assistant professor Hilary Fox’s specialty in medieval ethics and history have made her a popular lecturer among the show’s local fans. 

This Thursday, March 28 at HopCat Brewery, Fox will talk about the real-life historical events mirrored in ‘Game of Thrones’ plot as part of WSU’s ‘Knowledge on Tap’ series, which is free and open to the public. 

Listen to CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire talk with Fox to learn how the show’s depictions of morality can teach you how to be a better person. 

Find more info about the event here.

Click on the audio player above to hear WSU medieval history professor Hilary Fox talk about Game of Throne’s real-life historical events. 



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Amanda LeClaire

Host, CultureShift

Host of WDET’s arts, culture, and music program, CultureShift.   Follow @amandalee_lec

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